Keep both PythonWin and ArcCatalog open while working

Discussion created by mark91345 on Oct 6, 2012
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2012 by clm42
I am new to PythonWin. Right now, I am writing code in PythonWin and then opening up ArcCatalog to see my results; however, I have to close out ArcCatalog every time I go back to working in PythonWin (as there is a file lock).

I read somewhere that by using "del", it should unbind the variables, but I'm not having luck.

What do you all do in order to keep both programs open (note: I really need to work in PythonWin for school and not use ArcMap's own python ((as much as I like its features, though)).